WRITER | ACTOR
Laila is a writer and actress who writes plays, pilots, comedy sketches and a frankly obsessive amount of ‘to do’ lists. She has written and produced two plays. Her debut play Absolute Certainty, which she also performed in, received very complimentary four-star reviews and her second play Lost Unfound played to sold out audiences. Laila loves a bit of comedy and has recently had two of her sketches commissioned by Channel 4. Her first sketch All Menus these Days, which she also performed in, received over 6.6 million views on C4 Facebook. Aside from sketches and plays, Laila has co-written a feature film Maria’s Silence with filmmaker Filip Firlej. The film is in pre-production. Laila is currently working on some comedy pilots Dead End, Maya M and The Great Unclean and has recently signed with comedy agents The Galton Agency.
Film of Choice: Silver Linings Playbook
Reviews for her debut play:
"For a debut play, Absolute Certainty is a pretty fine piece of writing." ★★★★ LondonTheatre1.com London Theatre 1 review
"This is an excellent debut play, seasoned by a fine cast and augmented by first-rate direction." ★★★★ Act Drop Act Drop review
"This debut play is an accomplished and slick production." - A Younger Theatre